Be a Good Ancestor

Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of our distinct Nations. We offer an integrated program of advocacy, small grants, training and technical assistance, media experience and fiscal management, lending our support and extensive expertise to Indigenous grassroots communities. Learn about us, the programs and services we provide, our grantmaking guidelines and giving philosophies, upcoming events, online publications and so much more!

2016 World Indigenous Law Conference

2016 World Indigenous Law Conference

The World Indigenous Law Conference is held every two years and will be hosted in October 2016 in North America for the first time. This Conference is an international forum aimed at gathering Indigenous lawyers, practitioners, academics and those interested in furthering their understanding of issues facing Indigenous Peoples. Key elements of this conference include an international discourse on Indigenous Peoples' Jurisprudence: examining legal frameworks and strategies for self-determined futures.

Events, Convenings & Technical Assistance

Through the years, one of our most appropriate roles which has developed is that of “convener” and we have taken the lead to coordinate and bring together, for peer centered learning and exchange, thousands of Indigenous leaders, thinkers, artists, culture bearers, youth, elders and activists through a vast array of specially focused convenings and gatherings in different communities in Native America.

Thriving Women's Intitiative

Thriving Women’s Initiative Alaska   This initiative supports Alaska Native Community based organizations with work prioritizing response to and prevention of violence against Native women. Indigenous-led community-based projects utilizing cultural practices as healing methods, and recognizing that Indigenous women’s health and safety is connected to the vitality of Mother Earth are areas of focus for this initiative.  

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for a grant from SGF by reviewing the handout we created of Grant Making Guidelines as well as Selection Criteria, and download the grant application. Please read and review all materials before submitting a grant proposal for consideration, as incomplete grant applications are difficult to process.  

Media Center

Our Media Department provides Training and Technological Support, Develops Media Projects, Affiliate Project Audio and Visual Assistance and in addition to training's and technical support, we have produced a series of short films with a verity of Indigenous Communities to bring awareness to a variety of issues facing Indigenous Peoples.

Resources

We offer a wide array of resources such as: Grant Making Guidelines, Proposal Writing Handbook, Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Conference Room Papers, Toolkits and several other writings.

  • Our Mission

    Founded in 1977, the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples emerged from a call from Indigenous communities in the Americas during the cultural, social and political renaissance era of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

  • How to Apply

    Learn how to apply for a grant from SGF by reviewing the handout we created of Grant Making Guidelines as well as Selection Criteria, and download the grant application.

  • Events, Convenings & Technical Assistance

    Through the years, one of our most appropriate roles which has developed is that of “convener” and we have taken the lead to coordinate and bring together, for peer centered learning and exchange, thousands of Indigen

  • Media Center

    Our Media Department provides Training and Technological Support, Develops Media Projects, Affiliate Project Audio and Visual Assistance and in addition to training's and technical support, we have produced a ser

  • Resources

    We offer a wide array of resources such as: Grant Making Guidelines, Proposal Writing Handbook, Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Conference Room Papers, Toolkits and several other writin

  • Services

    Providing many Indigenous communities with numerous integrated services such as, small grants, leadership development, financial management, media training, peer learning and program related technical assistance.

  • Building Power Resource Center

    The Building Power & Optimizing Impact Pilot is an initiative supporting supporting emerging Native nonprofits in the four-state region of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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